Have you seen my hair? Puu… This is really a story for a book or two. 😀 I always always dyed my hair. I don’t know it started with 9 (!) or so. I never forget this story. My mom wanted to dye her hair black as usual, and I wanted to be part of it. And from the minute I got in contact with this hairthings I was addicted. Like I was to cigarettes. 😀
So I convinced her to give me just a little bit of that black in my blonde hair. She said yes. Then she went out of the bathroom and I quickly put some (a lot !) more black color on my hair. It ended up looking like this. But worse.
But I did not mind at all. She thought it was funny too and yes I got excited about it. So this is the start of the story, here’s the end. Just joking. I can not not dye my hair. That would be so unnatural to me 😀
But I have been through a lot. I remember funny and awful situations. Once in school (KV) all girls stand behind me in the checkroom, starring at my hair, screaming that it would break off. It really did because I obviously had an overdose of the blonde color. And as you know blonde is not an easy ride. I had to cut them really short. 😀 But then I did it again and again.
Here are my stations of hair colors in maybe one and a half years? 😀 I started looking for vegan versions and / or colorings without ammoniac (since I’m still breastfeeding! Yeah almost 19 months) but I love love love dyeing my hair.
This was a little trip in my world with my haircolors. Crazy? Yeah, you’re absolutely right. Still can’t stop, won’t stop. But my hair is damaged now (haha 😀 who could have guessed?) and I promise from now on I will only be dyeing them with henna.
I love Henna. Have you ever tried it? It’s so natural and creamy and it gives your hair a wonderful glow. Henna is a plant and gives wonderful red nuances. But not only. And since red is anyway the color I’m in love with this is my way to go.
Historically, henna was used for cosmetic purposes in Ancient Egypt, as well as other parts of North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East and South Asia. Bridal henna nights remain an important custom in many of these areas, particularly among traditional families.
I did a bit of research because I will dye my hair very soon with henna and here are the seven things you can add to your henna to improve it. So we start with:
- Oil of your choice (almondoil, oliveoil, avocadooil) Adding up to three tablespoons oil is great if you have dry hair.
- Yoghurt (of course soya yoghurt in my case;)) It makes it easier to apply. You can add one to two tablespoons to your henna mousse.
- Beetroot (powder) Adding this to your henna makes it more burgundy, a lovely tone
- Apple cider vinegar – Adding three tablespoons makes that henna boost in your hair! Also great if you have grey hair.
- Lemon juice – two tablespoons of lemon juice brightens blonde tones even more
- Coffee – replace it with water or make 1/2 and 1/2 it helps to deepen the brown shades
- Tea – Use rosehip tea to boost auburn shades in your hair
I’ve learned these information about henna hair right here and I am happy to try em out myself. Also I want to tell you that it’s really important to use a high quality henna powder. And further that when you are on a holiday – it is not recommended to get Henna-tattoos just in Egypt at the beach or so, because the black henna is mostly not clear and dangerous. You can read additional information here. Just a little sidenote from your protective mama leone 😉
I hope you find this useful or at least enjoy the photos of my beautiful cutiepie <3 I wish you a fabulous day! Mama Leone.